To cut a curlycue
curlycue curl"y*cue (k?rl"?-k?), n. [Cf. F. caracole.] Some thing curled or spiral, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper. Same as {curlicue}. [Sometimes written {carlicue}.] [ Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{To cut a curlycue}, to make a flourish; to cut a caper. [1913 Webster]

I gave a flourishing about the room and cut a curlycue with my right foot. --McClintock. [1913 Webster]


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  • curlycue — curl y*cue (k?rl ? k?), n. [Cf. F. caracole.] Some thing curled or spiral, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper. Same as {curlicue}. [Sometimes written {carlicue}.] [ Colloq. U.S.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carlicue — curlycue curl y*cue (k?rl ? k?), n. [Cf. F. caracole.] Some thing curled or spiral, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper. Same as {curlicue}. [Sometimes written {carlicue}.] [ Colloq.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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